San Francisco prosecutors turn to AI to reduce racial bias

A “bias mitigation tool” will now be used by San Francisco in order to automatically redact information from police reports which could identify a suspect’s race. The tool uses basic artificial intelligence techniques in order to reduce bias when people are being charged with crimes. This is meant to prevent prosecutors from being influenced by racial bias when they’re deciding whether or not to charge a suspect. San Francisco will start using this bias mitigating tool from July 1st. It will go beyond just redacting descriptions of race automatically. It will also scrub descriptions such as hair and eye color in addition to the names of locations, people or neighborhoods which may consciously or unconsciously make the prosecutor think that the suspect belongs to a certain race.“When you look at the people incarcerated in this country, they’re going to be disproportionately men and women of color,” said SF District Attorney George Gascón.He highlighted that a

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